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v. des·ic·cat·ed, des·ic·cat·ing, des·ic·cates
1. To dry out thoroughly.
2. To preserve (foods) by removing the moisture. See Synonyms at dry.
3. To make dry, dull, or lifeless: "Stalinism desiccated the grassroots of urban government" (Timothy J. Colton).
To become dry; dry out.
adj. (also -kĭt)
Lacking spirit or animation; arid: "There was only the sun-bruised and desiccate feeling in his mind" (J.R. Salamanca).

[Latin dēsiccāre, dēsiccāt- : dē-, de- + siccāre, to dry up (from siccus, dry).]

des′ic·ca′tion n.
des′ic·ca′tive adj.
des′ic·ca′tor n.


1. (Cookery) any apparatus for drying milk, fruit, etc
2. (Chemistry) an airtight box or jar containing a desiccant, used to dry chemicals and protect them from the water vapour in the atmosphere
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The obtained scaffolds were stored in vacuum desiccators at room temperature for storage.
Following, they were dried again in the oven and immediately transferred to desiccators after awhile, Individual bones weighed and were burned about 7 hours in a furnace at temperature of 550[degrees]C.
After removing the crucibles from the oven, they were cooled in a desiccators for about four hours and weighed with the evaporated sample.
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Saturated salts (lithium chloride, calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, magnesium nitrate, sodium chloride and potassium chloride) were used to maintain relative humidity ranging from 11 to 82 % in the desiccators as stated by Ajibola (1989).
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All controlled surface defects were made at room temperature and humidity and then the samples were stored in desiccators at room temperature before annealing on subsequent days.
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Sodium chloride and sodium sulfate were Kiln fired at 450[degrees]C overnight and cooled in a greasless desiccators.
After the DTS test, the specimens of 1day and 1week groups were dehydrated in 100 % ethanol for 1 h and dried in the desiccators for 3 days to stop the process of further CPC conversion to HA.
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